Donald Trump is seeking to kick one in every of his felony circumstances down the street — method down the street — he desires his federal election interference trial to start after he will get one other shot on the White Home.
In new authorized docs, obtained by TMZ, Trump is searching for to delay his upcoming trial till April 2026 … as a substitute of the January 2024 trial date Particular Counsel Jack Smith desires.
Trump’s proposed trial begin would fall about 17 months after the 2024 presidential election, by which he is the main Republican candidate.
Based on the docs, Trump says the delay is important as a result of prosecutors have produced 11.5 million pages of paperwork — which he says if stacked collectively would stretch practically 5,000 toes into the sky — and his attorneys want time to comb via all of it.
The previous president is now going through 4 felony circumstances, however that is associated to his federal indictment for making an attempt to undermine the 2020 election together with his actions on, earlier than and after January 6, 2021.
Bear in mind, prosecutors on the Division of Justice charged Trump on Aug. 1 with 4 counts — conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to hinder an official continuing, obstruction of and try and hinder an official continuing and conspiracy in opposition to rights (to vote).
Trump’s pleaded not responsible … and Smith’s group of prosecutors beforehand filed docs requesting jury choice start in December, with the trial beginning Jan. 2.
In fact, that will be sq. in the course of Trump’s marketing campaign for the 2024 election — be mindful the Iowa Caucus is on Jan. 15.
So, it isn’t all that stunning Trump desires to hit pause, and push it till nicely after the 2024 election … to a date when he might truly be POTUS, as soon as once more. That may make extra historical past.
The decide is anticipated to set the trial date throughout an Aug. 28 listening to.